Pentacyclic triterpenoids based on the taraxer-14-ene skeleton with a C-28 attached carboxylic acid group have been isolated from the roots of Maprounea africana. These compounds were identified as 1 beta,2 alpha-dihydroxyaleuritolic acid 2,3-bis-p-hydroxybenzoate , 2 alpha-hydroxyaleuritolic acid 3-p-hydroxybenzoate , 2 alpha-hydroxyaleuritolic acid 2,3-bis-p-hydroxybenzoate , aleuritolic acid 3-p-hydroxybenzoate , aleuritolic acid , and aleuritolic acid 3-acetate . Compounds 1 and 2 are new triterpene esters. Compound 3 was previously reported as 7 beta-hydroxymaprounic acid 3-p-hydroxybenzoate . However, based on detailed nmr studies, its structure has been revised
Isolation and structural elucidation of pentacyclic triterpenoids from Maprounea africana
Chaudhuri, S., Fullas, F., Brown, D., Wani, M., Wall, M., Cai, L., Mar, W., Lee, SK., Luo, Y., & Zaw, K. (1995). Isolation and structural elucidation of pentacyclic triterpenoids from Maprounea africana. Journal of Natural Products, 58(1), 1-9.